WPII has been around for a while as an occasional counterpoint to my daily photo blog, Working Pictures. I've decided to shift this blog's orientation a bit so that it will concentrate on one specific aspect of my recent work, "Pictures in Public." I've long been interested in making pictures of people at public gatherings—parades, demonstrations, carnivals, gallery openings. That's been the subject matter of many WPII posts in the past but it will now be the consistent theme for frequent, though not necessarily daily, postings. Working Pictures will continue with daily posts of other recent photographs, and I hope to soon put up additional galleries on my web site with material from earlier projects dealing with public gatherings.
Under threatening skies, contestants in the 75th anniversary Winsted Laurel Festival line up for the parade. In the lead car, last year's Queen tries to keep the ceremonial scarlet robe dry.